- Publish Date
- Thursday, 26 October 2017, 12:07PM
Kelly Glover lost 67kh and she was expecting to be flooded with date offers, but the exact opposite occurred as she found she was more popular when she was clinically obese.
She was shocked to find that she got more male attention before her extreme weight loss and was outraged when she found out the reason for this.
A male friend told her that most men consider overweight women to be "easy", with this revelation leaving Glover disgusted.
Contirbuting on the website Mamamia, she said that even though she wasn't seeking validation in the form of being asked out, she was confused as to why she couldn't get a date post weight loss.
"After losing 67kg, I was half expecting a romantic comedy montage-style life of never-ending meet cutes with dates scheduled back-to-back all weekend long - but nope.
"It's been crickets."
"When I lived in Hollywood, men would literally chase me down the street just to speak with me. This never happens in Australia," she wrote.
"Meanwhile in LA, I'd get asked out at the supermarket, at the gym, in the Uber carpool, and even once while I was behind the barrier of a police standoff (yes, really).
"Now I'm 84kg and size 18 (still fabulously fat) but there's no magical mic drop moment. Instead, I'm left tapping the mic asking, '"Is this thing on?"
This led her to send a Facebook message to a friend asking him what he thought the problem would be.
He told her: "Well people are more confident hollering at fat chicks. They feel there is less chance of rejection so they are more bold."
"This revelation reminded me of the 'fat chicks are easy' myth," Glover wrote.
"Which by the way, as a fat chick of almost forty years, I can confirm is complete bull. You think fat chicks are easy? Go ahead and try to persuade a big girl you're really into her and see how that works out for you. Good luck with that. Truly pursuing a fat chick isn't a sprint, it's a freaking marathon!"
Glover stated that she had decided to take control of her dating situation and had started using the dating app Bumble, where women initiate conversation with men.
"It's time to shake things up and make the first move," she wrote.